An escalating higher-energy regimen was better than a fixed lower-energy regimen for defibrillation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
- Statistical Versus Individual Forecasting Of Life-Threatening Cardiac Arrhythmias. Wessel, Niels; Meyerfeldt, Udo; Ziehmann, Christine; Schirdewan, Alexander; Kurths, Ju¨rgen // AIP Conference Proceedings;2002, Vol. 622 Issue 1, p110
Ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT) as fatal cardiac arrhythmias are the main factors triggering sudden cardiac death. The objective of this investigation is to find early signs of sustained VT in patients with an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). These devices are able to...
- Use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in Canadian and US survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Birnie, David H.; Sambell, Christie; Johansen, Helen; Williams, Kathryn; Lemery, Robert; Green, Martin S.; Gollob, Michael H.; Lee, Douglas S.; Tang, Anthony S. L. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/3/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 1, p41
Background: Cardiac arrest due to ventricular arrhythmia in the absence of a reversible cause or contraindication has been a class I indication for insertion of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator since 1998. We compared and contrasted the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillator...
- ECGs made easier than ever: Lethal strips. Hammond, Cecile // RN;Jan80, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p54
Provides information on premature ventricular contraction (PVC), caused by irritability in the ventricles. Occurrence of death from ventricular fibrillation; Most dangerous type of PVC; Treatment for ventricular fibrillation; Examples of dysrhythmias caused by ventricular irritability.
- Do doctors position defibrillation paddles correctly? Heames, Richard M; Sado, Daniel; Deakin, Charles D // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);06/09/2001, Vol. 322 Issue 7299, p1393
Questions whether doctors position defibrillation paddles correctly. How defibrillation is necessary to restore normal sinus rhythm in a patient having a ventricular fibrillation arrest; Methods and results; Conclusion.
- Neurologic Recovery Following Prolonged Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest With Resuscitation Guided by Continuous Capnography. WHITE, ROGER D.; GOODMAN, BRUCE W.; SVOBODA, MARY A. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jun2011, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p544
A 54-year-old man with no known cardiac disease collapsed out- doors in a small rural community. The cardiac arrest was witnessed, and immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation was be- gun by a bystander and a trained first responder who was nearby. The patient was moved into a building across the...
- Implantable Devices Reduce the Risks of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. // Focus on Healthy Aging;Dec2012, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p1
The article reports on the results of a study which found that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) can help reduce the risk of sudden cardia arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. It offers information on ICDs which regularly monitors the heart's rhythm and will restore normal rhythm...
- Cardiac Arrest in a Patient with Ebstein's Anomaly without Accessory Pathways. Nikolić, Borka Pezo; Lovrić, Daniel; Puljević, Davor; Miličić, Davor; Buljević, Bruno; Skoric´, Boško; Hanževački, Jadranka Šeparovi´ // Collegium Antropologicum;Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p1357
We describe a case report of a patient with cardiac arrest and Ebstein's anomaly. This case report shows us necessity for arrhythmia evaluation and sudden death risk stratification even in asymptomatic patients. Prophylactic ICD im-plantation in this patient population is limited to...
- Brain Mechanisms in Fatal Cardiac Arrhythmia. Hook, Paul G.; Smith, Vernon; Wolf, Stewart G. // Integrative Physiological & Behavioral Science;Jan-Mar99, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p3
Presents information on a study which suggested that sudden death due to cardiac arrest or ventricular fibrillation results from excitation of the central nervous system rather from a peripheral mechanism such as hypoxia. Methods of the study; Results and discussion; Conclusions.
- Epicardial mapping of ventricular fibrillation over the posterior descending artery and left posterior papillary muscle of the swine heart. Thomas Nielsen; Jian Huang; Jack Rogers; Cheryl Killingsworth // Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology;Jan2009, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p11
Abstract BackgroundÂ Â Recent studies suggest that during ventricular fibrillation (VF) epicardial vessels may be a site of conduction block and the posterior papillary muscle (PPM) in the left ventricle (LV) may be the location of a â€œmother rotor.â€ The goal of this study was to...